The End of the Wire Fatigue of Book Production & Deep Appreciation to the Dolphins

Cover Design by Robert Shelley of Shelley Designs LLC

As I get down to the wire–I should say ‘we’ (Robert Shelley the amazing graphic designer and I) –feel so fatigued with this technical and tedious part of the book production. We have to make sure that every indent is in place and words that are supposed to be in italics are in italics, and words are hyphenated properly when they wrap around the line, etc., etc.

The creative joy of writing and creating prose that will sing to the reader that I was basking in all summer has replaced by monotonous reading again and again the same lines that seem to become lifeless with the repetition of attempting to catch all the edits needed.

Yet across from me is a photograph, a postcard, of four dolphins leaping in the ocean. And I am reminded that they are the ones who called me to the Ocean to get the message to do this book. This Messages from Mother book. It was they who beckoned me in the middle of June at the end of an amazing healing session so I could somehow write this book for Mother, Earth Mother. I am so grateful to them and their beautiful intelligence and presence of wisdom on the planet that so yearns to be heard and appreciated over the cacophony of our two-legged noise.

I dedicated this book to The Future Generations of All Species because we need to have a huge shift in our ways, our post-modern ways so that the future generations of all species can have a positive future. My hope is that this book will wake some people up, nudge some readers and they will in turn nudge their friends to start to see the world and live in the world in such a way that we do understand that we are all connected and we are all in community with all other life on the planet.

Writing is a lonely process. Editing and re-editing and going over final copies of text before sending a book off to the printer is not fun work. But beyond all this is a calling that I have felt that I needed to honor and am still honoring.

Here’s to the book making it off to the printer successfully at the end of this week, the end of Sept, 2012, just before the full moon. I have been pregnant too long with this and it needs to be birthed and get out into the world now. Yes!

About Mare Cromwell

Referred to as “The Voice of Earth Mother” by a gifted Shoshone elder, Mare Cromwell is a multi-award-winning author, Medicine woman/Lightworker and healer. She has also been told by another gifted elder that her work with Earth Mother is in the prophecies. Her books include: "The Great Mother Bible"; "Messages from Mother.... Earth Mother"; and "If I gave you God’s phone number.... Searching for Spirituality in America". She has studied with Native American teachers for twenty-one years and sat on the World Council for Wisdom Gatherings for three years. Mare leads workshops on our Sacred Planet-Earth Mother, Womb Wisdom and Sacred Silliness and more. She is the visionary and producer of the 1000 Goddesses Gathering in Washington DC. Mare loves to be involved in Ceremony. She is also a former worm herder. She calls Western Maryland home.
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